Who Owns You?: Science, Innovation, and the Gene Patent Wars

Who Owns You?: Science, Innovation, and the Gene Patent Wars

by David Koepsell

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ISBN-13: 9781118948507
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Series: Blackwell Public Philosophy Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Koepsell is an author, philosopher, attorney, and educatorwhose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology,ethics, and public policy. He has provided commentary regardingethics, society, religion, and technology for MSNBC, Fox NewsChannel, The Guardian, The Washington Times, NPRRadio, Radio Free Europe, Air America, The Atlanta JournalConstitution, and the Associated Press, and other media. He iscurrently Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives,Comisión Nacional de Bioética, and a Visiting Professorat UNAM Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Mexico,D.F.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface to the Second Edition x

Foreword xiv

Introduction xxiv

1 Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data: Preliminary Issues 1

2 Ethics and Ontology: A Brief Discourse on Method 21

3 The Science of Genes 30

4 DNA, Species, Individuals, and Persons 52

5 Legal Dimensions in Gene Ownership 69

6 BRCA1 and 2: The Myriad Case and Beyond 88

7 Are Genes Intellectual Property? 101

8 DNA and The Commons 119

9 Pragmatic Considerations of Gene Ownership 137

10 Nature, Genes, and the Scientific Commons: A Social Ontology of Invention 155

11 So, Who Owns You? Some Conclusions About Genes, Property, and Personhood 165

Notes 182

Index 194

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